Photo: Cesar Rodriguez
CORCORAN – Close to 10:00 p.m. on February 27th, “investigators with the Kings County Major Crimes Task Force conducted a violent crime suppression detail.”
The investigators saw several people near Dairy and Phillips as they congregated together by a vehicle.
When law enforcement contacted the group, the vehicle took off. During the pursuit one of the passengers in the car jumped out and tried to run away.
That person, 26-year-old Cesar Rodriguez, was soon arrested despite physically resisting officers.
Part of his resistance was his attempt, several times, to reach into his waistband for his loaded .40 caliber handgun.
Rodriguez was arrested for being a gang member in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and other felony charges.
The driver, 27-year-old Gilbert Navarro, abandoned the vehicle but was arrested the next day and booked for felony evading and parole violation, and other felony charges.
Both Rodriguez and Navarro are being held without bail.